Territory and self-government.
Domingo Ankuash, Shuar leader, talks with us about the details of the conflict.
At a time when the Shuar youth is seduced by the trappings of the city and down to forget their origin, Domingo, along with several Shuar leaders organize political education workshops. The Shuar people are willing to do anything to defend themselves and along with them, the amazonian forest.
The destruction which will occur at the Mirador mine
This video was used at the court in Quito in February 2013 to show the violation of the rights of nature.
The 2008 Constitution of Ecuador enshrines the rights of nature.
Large scale mining in Ecuador – Luis Corral
The environmentalist Luis Corral talks about the environmental liabilities and heritage losses associated with the large scale mining.
He describes with clarity the incompatibility of mining with the cultural and ecological survival of the Condor Mountain Range, and the indigenous Shuar people.
Large scale mining in Ecuador – Domingo Ankuash
This video has been created to bring to the eyes of the world the situation in South Eastern Ecuador.
The government of Ecuador signed a contract with a Chinese company giving it the right to exploit the land, without consulting the inhabitants, thus violating the Constitution. This contract will lead to the extinction of the indigenous peoples from this area and their culture. Shuar people reject the “invasion” of Chinese and Canadian corporations and the development of mines on their land and affirm that they will defend their territories until the last.
I’d Rather Be A Forest Than A Mine
Stop the Mirador Mine. Uphold the Constitution. Protect Ecuador.A film to raise awareness of the Mirador Mine in the High Waters of the Amazon and to show support and solidarity for all Ecuadoreans and the Shuar indigenous poeple, and for the protection of the Amazon.
Large scale mining in Ecuador – Julio Tiwiram
This video is an invitation for us to unite and to help The Shuar, and 14 other Indigenous tribes, in their fight to protect our shared heritage of the Amazon - “the lungs of the World”.
The Shuar are denouncing the actions of the government and the foreign corporations who are seeking for short-term financial gain with total disregard for the massive irredeemable poisoning of the environment.
South-western Ecuador, one of the most biologically and culturally diverse areas on the planet, is under threat from open-cast copper and gold mining, and extensive oil exploration contracts that will destroy vast areas of old-growth rainforest, and displace entire groups of indigenous people.
These projects will cause irreparable damage to huge tracts of virgin Amazon rainforest. These projects violate both Ecuadorian Domestic law and International Human Rights law.
These projects are being pursued without the
Vast tracts of Southern Ecuador are now being opened to oil concessions as the Government desire to double their oil production. The President, in his election manifesto, has stated that he will exploit Ecuador’s mineral and oil resources to gain revenue for his country.